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This Pan-Asian bar and restaurant is from the chaps behind 100 Hoxton. 100 Islington is a low-lit hangout that carries through the fusion food vibes from the Hoxton branch and also follows the same rustically presented, reasonably priced menu blueprint. Small sharing plates with Asian and Middle-Eastern flavours include Singaporean soft shell chilli crab, as well as fried rice with chilli prawn sambal. The must-order dish has to be the perfectly soft, braised octopus with an earthy garam masala celeriac purée, roasted butternut squash and pumpkin seeds. End your meal with the delicious chilli chocolate ganache, spiced nut crumb and chocolate mousse. The staff can be a little nonchalant at times, but are always friendly and will happily guide you through the extensive list of cocktails, such as No Passport Required (smoked rum, home baked pineapple purée, coconut milk, ginger, demerara) or Saffron Port Fizz (saffron, port, VX rum, lemon, fizz). Wine and freshly pressed juices are also on offer.